Arlington County Board To Honor Mary Marshall Scholars

  • Recipients committed to public service careers
  • $1,500 scholarships to be used for education costs
  • Board to honor scholars at June 15, 2013 meeting

ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington County Board will honor eight local students committed to pursuing careers in public service when they are awarded the 2013 Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarships at the June 15, 2013 County Board meeting.

The Arlington County Board established the program in 1994 to honor the memory of Mary Marshall, an outstanding public servant who represented Arlington County for 24 years as a delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. The Arlington Commission on the Status of Women administers the program and selects the winners.

Each student will receive a $1,500 scholarship to attend Northern Virginia Community College, from a fund established by the County Board. Four of the recipients are previous awardees who are continuing their studies. For more information on the scholarship, visit the County website.

2013 Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarship Winners

  • Nazia Khan is graduating from Washington-Lee High School and wants to become a physical therapist.
  • Charlotte Hepler will be graduating from Yorktown High School and plans to study business, art history or public policy.
  • Jose Vasquez hopes to study computer science in order to impact education and public policy.
  • Joseph McGeary is a graduate of Yorktown High School and wants to become a teacher.
  • Karla Vasquez is graduating from Wakefield High School and plans to become a computer programmer.
  • Monique Spain is a graduate of Washington-Lee High School and is pursuing a degree in elementary education.
  • Tafat Zurita is a graduate of Yorktown High School and plans to become an economist.
  • Tiara Mayasari will be graduating from Arlington Mill High School and plans to be a pharmacist.

Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.